Entries Tagged as 'Digital Media Receivers'

HEVC Patent Pool Issues Its Bill

July 22nd, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, Blu-ray Discs, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, OLED, Satellite TV, Satellite UHD 4K TV, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

Manufacturers of 4K Ultra HDTVs, Ultra HD Blu-ray players, mobile devices, 4K Ultra HD software and other products using high efficiency video coding (HEVC) compression and decoding technology are about to be handed another bill. The HEVC Advance, which is a second patent pool that surfaced last March looking to administer royalty collection for HEVC […]

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4K Ultra HDTV Deals Lined Up For Amazon ‘Prime Day’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, Amazon, Connected TVs, Digital Camera/Camcorder, Digital Cameras, Digital Media Receivers, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, UHDTV

Amazon will kick off its much-hyped Prime Day event for members of its Prime subscriber program starting at 3 a.m. EST/midnight PT tonight — July 15th — including a number of TV specials. The event, which promises to rival promotions offered on Black Friday, will include “thousands of deals” including “lightning deals” on a number of television specials […]

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Industry Scrambles To Get HDR Content To Next-Gen TVs

June 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, News, OLED, OLED, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

The TV marketing buzz for 2015 has been all about adding high dynamic range (HDR) to the 4K Ultra HDTV experience. Industry leading set manufacturers, content producers and video distributors are all scrambling to prepare solutions for getting specially encoded HDR 4K Ultra HD streaming movies (and possibly Ultra HD Blu-ray discs) into the market […]

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Sling TV Comes To Android TV Smart TVs And Devices

May 26th, 2015 · No Comments · Connected TVs, Digital Media Receivers, News

Sling TV, the cord-cutting service affiliated with Dish Network, revealed last week that the app to receive its live over-the-top streaming video service is now available on the Android TV platform, including select 2015 Sony and Sharp smart TVs, and the Google Nexus player. Ironically, it appears Sling TV will be available as an app […]

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5 Reasons You Should Get a 4K UHD TV

May 25th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 4K Flat Panel, 4K LED LCD, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

It may be time to get a 4K TV, if you haven’t already. While TVs with 2160p resolution have been out for several years, a bunch of advancements and new gear out this year make several compelling reasons to upgrade. Here are 5 of those reasons (probably guessed that from the title, eh?).

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Comcast To Bring 4K Service To Set-top Box

May 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, DVR, HDMI, HDR, News, Streaming Services, UHD (4K) Media Players

Cable TV giant Comcast said it is about to take the next step into delivery of 4K Ultra HDTV, by rolling out later this year its Xi4 set-top box (pictured above, right) that will add Xfinity 4K UHD services for subscribers with supporting TVs. The Cisco-made set-top box will bring to all subscribers the streaming service […]

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Closeouts on Remaining 2014 4K UHD and HDTV Models Can Save You Thousands + the First Price Breaks on the 2015s

May 3rd, 2015 · 1 Comment · 2160p, 3D UHDTV, 4K Curved Screeen, 4K Flat Panel, Connected TVs, Curved Screen, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, OLED, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHD 4K OLED, UHDTV

  This week marks the point when the final closeouts prices are appearing on the remainder of 2014 4K UHD and HDTV models, with savings up to 66% off retail. In addition, the 2015s dealer inventories are beginning to build, resulting in the first discounts (in the form of instant rebates) on the latest 4K […]

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Ready For That HDR-Ready Home Theater? Hold On

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · 4K Flat Panel, Blu-ray Titles, Connected TVs, HDMI, HDR, LCD Flat Panel, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Sound Systems, Surround Sound Systems, UHD (4K) Media Players, UHDTV, Video Processors

From the hurry- up and-wait department: a recent HDMI 2.0a spec. extension, which supports metadata for high- dynamic range (HDR)-encoded 4K Ultra HD video passed over HDMI connectors may not be as seamlessly updatable as generally expected for some home theater components. Jeff Park, senior technical specifications manager for the HDMI LLC, told HD Guru […]

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